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May 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM EDT

Secure Sense Chooses Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to Power New Managed Service Offerings

New Managed Services Use Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to Provide Improved Connectivity, Reduced Complexity and Low Costs to Global Customers

TORONTO, May 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Secure Sense, a subsidiary of TELUS - a next-generation IT solution provider, and Fortinet®, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that Secure Sense has chosen Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to power the company’s Secure SD-WAN managed services offerings. The services offer comprehensive built in high-performance security and SD-WAN in one solution, giving customers the ability to gain the benefits of improved connectivity experience and cost efficiencies of SD-WAN, while eliminating complexity and security gaps in the network. This new service is available to organizations across Canada from both Secure Sense and TELUS.

Organizations building complex WAN infrastructures find it challenging and costly to manage and keep up with network issues ranging from latency to bad user experience. As a result, customers are seeking services that help address these challenges without compromising security. Leveraging Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution built with a security-driven networking approach converging networking and security, Secure Sense’s new managed services reduces complexity at the WAN edge through one unified solution.

Together with Fortinet, Secure Sense’s new Secure SD-WAN service provides:

  • Improved Connectivity and User Experience: Powered by Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN solution, the new managed service delivers a highly-scalable network and proactive security threat prevention while providing better user experience. Secure Sense’s new service provides the ability to direct and prioritize network traffic, reducing latency and providing a better user experience.

  • Comprehensive and Integrated Security: The new Secure SD-WAN service offers comprehensive security controls, such as intrusion prevention, web filtering, application control, anti-malware, advanced threat protection and integrated sandboxing. As a result, customers are able to deploy consistent security across all edges.

  • Centralized Management Removing Complexity: Customers benefit from centralized management, zero touch deployment and advanced automation to simplify operations at scale. Enhanced granular analytics provides end-to-end visibility reducing customers troubleshooting and resolution cycles.

The Secure Sense team, which is certified in Fortinet’s Network Security Expert (NSE) Program, provides continuous 24x7 monitoring along with recommendations to improve network and security configurations.

Supporting Quotes

“Secure Sense and Fortinet have a longstanding partnership that is now being extended through Secure Sense’s new SD-WAN managed service offering. Through this relationship, global customers will benefit from the combination of professional services and market leading Secure SD-WAN technology to support and meet strategic business objectives.”
- Graham Bushkes, VP Public Sector and Channels – Fortinet Canada

“Building on our Fortinet partnership, we have extended our Next-Generation Firewall Managed Service to provide SD-WAN capabilities. This allows us to deliver a true security focused SD-WAN managed service that provides both cost savings and network performance improvements to our customers.” 
-Matthew Watkinson, CIO at Secure Sense Solutions

Additional Resources

About Fortinet
Fortinet makes possible a digital world that we can always trust through its mission to protect people, devices, applications and data everywhere. This is why the world’s largest enterprises, service providers, and government organizations choose Fortinet to securely accelerate their digital journey. The Fortinet Security Fabric platform delivers broad, integrated, and automated protections across the entire digital attack surface, securing critical devices, data, applications, and connections from the data center to the cloud to the home office. Ranking #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide, more than 510,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. And the Fortinet NSE Training Institute, an initiative of Fortinet’s Training Advancement Agenda (TAA), provides one of the largest and broadest training programs in the industry to make cyber training and new career opportunities available to everyone. Learn more at, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.

About Secure Sense
Secure Sense, a subsidiary of TELUS, is a next-generation IT solution provider. Empowered by deep expertise, our technical and sales teams specialize in security, infrastructure, cloud solutions and product implementation. Offering a range of services including managed, professional and risk advisory services, training and value-added product reselling, we take pride in delivering finely-tuned custom solutions that optimize return on investment for our customers. Our unique best-of-breed approach and innovative practices have made us a trusted advisor to Canada’s largest enterprises.

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